15 Nov '11, 11pm

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

On a sunny spring day in November 2011, the clouds parted over coastal Argentina to reveal a massive bloom of phytoplankton coloring the ocean. Phytoplankton are microscopic, plant-like organisms that harness sunlight to turn carbon dioxide and water into sugars and oxygen (photosynthesis). They are the primary producers of the ocean and the center of the marine food web, providing food for everything from zooplankton to whales. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on November 5, 2011. The milky blue and green swirls are evidence of the abundant growth of phytoplankton across hundreds of kilometers of the sea. These organisms contain pigments (such as chlorophyll) that appear in varying shades of blues and greens, depending on the species. Most of the phytoplankton in the image are likely cocco...

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Image taken yesterday of flood waters in Thailand & Cambodia by NASA's Terra satellite.

Image taken yesterday of flood waters in Thaila...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 12pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. On November 17, 201...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 10pm

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce imp...

SNA - Two massive oil tankers missed collision by inches in crowded Singapore waters

SNA - Two massive oil tankers missed collision ...

Foreign workers swarm public swimming pool ogling at female swimmers inSing.com, 10 Nov 2011 Foreign workers are now oglin...

Solar Energy's Post-Solyndra Image Problem

Solar Energy's Post-Solyndra Image Problem

triplepundit.com 16 Nov '11, 10am

Tweet Let’s play the word association game. I’ll start with ‘solar energy’ – what’s the first thing you think of? Is it ‘t...

NASA satellite detects the heat from lava flowi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Nov '11, 1pm

On November 6, 2011, after more than a year of relative peace, the Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Dust Storm off Argentina [image] #NASA

Dust Storm off Argentina [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Nov '11, 8pm

Dust blew off the coast of Argentina in late November 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on N...

Re-entry of Progress Spacecraft 42P [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Nov '11, 11pm

Have you ever wondered how the astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) take out the trash?...

Asia Optical to supply SKD parts for KMG to ase...

digitimes.com 15 Nov '11, 9am

Taiwan-based digital camera maker Asia Optical has revealed it will start supplying SKD (semi knocked down) parts for Arge...

Israel-Egypt-Gaza border region [Image] #NASAEa...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Nov '11, 11pm

A clearly visible line marks about 50 kilometers of the international border between Egypt and Israel in this astronaut ph...

Suguta Valley, Kenya [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

The Suguta Valley is one of the driest places in Kenya, and may be one of the driest places near Earth's Equator. The remo...

Nyamuragira Volcano Erupts [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Nov '11, 8pm

On November 6, 2011, after more than a year of relative peace, the Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo...